if I received a failure to wear a seatbelt ticket, how will this affect my driving record?

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if I received a failure to wear a seatbelt ticket, how will this affect my driving record?

I was pulling out of a parking-lot and began to put on my seatbelt. The officer said I was driving without one on and should have buckled it before I started moving. I have never had a ticket in over 10 years of driving. Should I argue this?

Asked on June 5, 2013 under Criminal Law, Minnesota

Answers:

Tricia Dwyer / Tricia Dwyer Esq & Associates PLLC

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Hello. If you are convicted, the conviction will appear on your driving record. If you wish to challenge the matter you must appear at court and you may want to seek private attorney counsel at this time. Some attorneys, myself included, are available seven days for emergency legal needs. Many attorneys will confer initially at no charge. Then, if legal work is performed, some attorneys, myself included, will provide a reduced fee for financial hardship. Some attorneys, myself included, may also assist you in limited scope manner to conserve legal costs. All the best.

Matthew Majeski / Majeski Law, LLC

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

If unchallenged, it will go on your driving record like any other ticket.  If you wish to challenge it, make sure you note the court date and appear to defend your claim.


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